Weak glutes is a common problem. Modern lifestyles that involve a lot of sitting and not enough activity often lead to the linked issues of:
- Weak glutes
- Weak core abdominal muscles
- Poor posture
- Tight hamstrings
- Tight hip flexors
As well as this, lack of glute engagement can result in poor sport performance and increased risk of injury in sport and fitness. It’s not hard to find exercises that should work your glutes – there are plenty on this site for example. Unfortunately, when the glutes get weak, they can “switch off”. This means that when you do exercises which should work them, other muscles do the work instead. In order to make sure you work your glutes, you need to pay careful attention to exercise technique and make sure you start slowly. In this way, you will gradually build strength back up as the muscles learn how to engage again.
The Coba trainer
The Coba board can help with this. It’s designed to maximise glute activation, ensuring that the glutes are engaging and building strength. The combination of the board and straps offers a wide range of glute exercises (see examples below). It’s not just those with weak glutes who will benefit from using the board. Advanced users can choose higher resistance to get a challenging, focused glutes workout.
The board comes with a workout library and an app to help you get the most out of it and optimise your glute training.
Click to find out more about activating weak glutes or improving your glutes training